Special Services

Welcome to the Department of Special Services

Holly Area Schools Schools provides a full range of educational programs for academically and physically challenged students in compliance with state and federal laws.  These services are provided to qualified individuals residing within our school district.  Programs through Special Services vary for each child and are customized to the student's individual needs.

Our Mission:

Holly Area Schools Department of Special Education is a bridge that connects all learners to each other, the community, and to the success of their futures. Through offering exceptional holistic programs and services centered on the whole child, HAS will focus on the academic, physical, social, emotional, behavioral, and communication needs of our students. We are committed to developing and expanding our continuum of options for students to participate in general education.

Our Vision:

Holly Area Schools will create a community of students who have the skills, knowledge, and experiences to contribute to the values of their schools, families, communities, and country.  HAS will provide, through a holistic educational approach, experiences to cultivate self-reliance and independence. Our students will build the skills and confidence needed to be successful contributing members to our society.

The programs and services listed below are provided through this office. 

External LinkAncillary Services
External LinkAdult Transition
External LinkChild Find
External LinkEarly Childhood Special Education
External LinkEarly On
External LinkHomebound Services
External LinkSection 504

District Process for Determination of a Specific Learning Disability:

The district uses a Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Process for the determination of a Specific Learning Disability for all buildings and all grades in the district and includes the following:

1)  The student does not achieve adequately for the student's age or to meet State approved grade level standards in one or more of the areas identified at 34 CFR §300.309(a)(1)(i) when provided with learning experiences and instruction appropriate for the student's age or State-approved grade level standards; and
2)  The student exhibits a pattern of strengths and weaknesses in performance, achievement, or both, relative to age, State approved grade level standards, or intellectual development, that is determined by the MET to be relevant to the identification of a SLD, using appropriate assessments, consistent with the IDEA Evaluation Procedures and Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations.


Special Services News

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February 7, 2023
Miracle League Bowling!

Register Today!
$36 includes 1-hour bowling each week, shirt, shoe rental, prizes, medal, friendship and fun!
Sundays:  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Begins:  March 5, 2023 - Ends: March 26, 2023

Century Bowl
7345 Highland Road, Waterford Township, MI  48327

Miracle League Bowling Image 3-5-23 to 3-26-23

February 7, 2023
Miracle League 2023 Non-Competitive Baseball in Lake Orion

Registration for our 2023 Summer Non-Competitive Baseball in ORION TOWNSHIP is now open.  Don't get shut out, REGISTER TODAY by clicking here: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/357402

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December 13, 2022
Holly High School Administration Announcement

We would like to share the following news with you regarding changes to our Holly High School administration team. 

December 1, 2022
HAS Parent Advisory Committee Letter

Please see the letter below regarding the Holly Area Schools Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).  

December 1, 2022
The Miracle League - Bowling Opportunity

Miracle League Bowling Flyer 2022

Registration is open now!
Sundays:  11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Begins: January 15, 2023 
Ends: March 19, 2023

Cherry Hill North Lanes
6697 Dixie Hwy
Clarkston, MI  48346

Register today at:  https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/338430

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Jennifer Lauria

Karl Richter Campus
Special Services
Director of Special Services
Phone: 248.328.3170

Erika Stevens

Karl Richter Campus
Special Services
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 248.328.3170